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I am the grammar police!

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sungirltan Wed 24-Aug-11 22:59:01

I've just been on holiday to a greek island. I couldn't find a single mistake in any of the translations into English on signs, menus etc - you get the idea.

I could walk around town (plymouth) and find at least 20.

Why can't the English manage this?

minipie Thu 25-Aug-11 12:26:10

Probably because they (mistakenly) think they know the rules of grammar, so they don't check, whereas the Greek know it's not their first language so they ask for help/go and look it up.

That said, I've seen plenty of errors in English translations on Greek islands ("lamb" is often "lamp" for a start). It's part of the charm. Less charming in Plymouth grin

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